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Old Feb 14, 2007, 8:07 AM   #1
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Panasonic Camcorder (PV-GS39)

Erase tape.

MiniDV: The MiniDV format records high-quality digital video onto small tapes.

What is the step to erase a tape? Not record over it. Erase it.

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Old Feb 14, 2007, 1:23 PM   #2
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Although there is nothing to stop you doing it, Sony and the other media suppliers do not recommend re-recording over any digital tapes, including MiniDV. Re using tapes can lead to dropouts and errors after only a few times. With MiniDV prices so inexpensive these days (in the grand scheme of things), is there any reason NOT to use new tape? Also, many companies keep all their MiniDV tapes as a kind of stock footage archive. You never know when you might need a shot that you have already filmed, and it saves considerable time and money to pick the tape off the shelf.


I don't erase because its cheaper to buy new ones.
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